Prince of Monaco to visit Philippines – Palace

By , on March 30, 2016

Prince Albert of Monaco (DFAT photo)
Prince Albert II of Monaco (DFAT photo)

MANILA – Malacañang on Wednesday announced that His Highness Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, will undertake an official visit to the Philippines from April 6 to 7 upon the invitation of President Benigno S. Aquino III.

Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr., in a statement, said HSH Prince Albert II will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Rizal Park before proceeding to Malacañan Palace where he will hold bilateral talks with President Aquino on April 7.

“The two leaders and their respective delegations are expected to discuss bilateral issues of common interest such as economic cooperation, humanitarian assistance, sustainable development and environmental protection, among others,” Coloma said.

President Aquino will host a luncheon in honor of the visiting monarch.

HSH Prince Albert II, a well-known advocate of strengthening marine environmental protection, will also visit Palawan and the Tubbataha Reefs National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.